Long road back for Repub­lic’s hopes


MARTIN O’NEILL’S Repub­lic of Ire­land face mis­sion im­pos­si­ble in Dublin tonight.

They take on Den­mark, who handed out a hu­mil­i­at­ing 5-1 de­feat at The Aviva in the World Cup play-offs last year.

But the Repub­lic des­per­ately need all three points if they are to re­tain any re­al­is­tic hope of over­haul­ing their vis­i­tors in Na­tions League B Group 4.

It is no sur­prise Ire­land are the out­siders this evening at 21-10. Den­mark are 31-20 to fol­low up their suc­cess last Novem­ber.

You can also back the draw at around the 2-1 mark. Lad­brokes have Shane Long level with Callum Robin­son at 13-5 to score at any time.

Ajax ace Kasper Dol­berg is favourite along with An­dreas Cor­nelius and Martin Braith­waite for the Danes, with each priced at 13-5. I fancy Hol­berg though and if Ire­land are not care­ful, the young­ster could run riot here.

Matches in­volv­ing Den­mark tend to be low on chances.

The bet­ting is 4-9 for un­der 2.5 goals for the 10th time in 11 Den­mark matches, with un­der 1.5 goals chalked up at 29-20. In short,

Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13, 2018 JUSTIN TIME: Ed­in­burgh’s Ori­ent are on a roll AL­WAYS VALUE CAP­I­TAL BETS: Mau­r­izio Sarri’s Chelsea could lead the way in Lon­don and (be­low) the Gun­ners’ Alexan­dre La­cazette can fin­ish as their top scorer don’t hold your breath for much ex­cite­ment. Else­where, Portsmouth head over to AFC Wim­ble­don and I’m con­vinced the 7-5 on the vis­i­tors tak­ing all three points is a steal. Know­ing that a win will keep them sit­ting com­fort­ably at the top of the ta­ble, surely Pom­pey will breeze past a Wim­ble­don side who have lost five of their last six matches.But I’m ex­pect­ing Peter­bor­ough to keep up the pres­sure at the top and at a healthy 31-20 should prove too strong for Scun­thorpe. GREEN FOR GO: Shane Long is 13-5 to score any time

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